by Daveda Gruber:

What a novel idea. Hire a man who has “lacked candor, and lied under oath on multiple occasions,” words used by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and who fired FBI official Andrew McCabe.

Democratic lawmakers are offering temporary jobs to the ousted McCabe in an attempt to help him secure a full government pension. He was fired just two days shy of his retirement.

It is unknown if Democratic offers could work or be accepted by McCabe.

A source close to McCabe would only say he is “looking at all options.”

On Friday, the idea was first brought up by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

Mitchell tweeted:

A lifetime pension, just days before he would have been eligible for, McCabe was fired. Those benefits could now be in jeopardy and that is something Democrats are trying to prevent.

Sessions said that the DOJ’s inspector general determined McCabe was not truthful during his review of the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. He recommended his firing.

At least four Democratic lawmakers have publicly offered jobs in their congressional offices since then.

Representative Luis Gutierrez, D-Il., Representative Seth Moulton, D-MA., and Representative Jamie Raskin, D-MD., tweeted:

Representative Mark Pocan, D-WI., issued a press release on Saturday, saying he extended an offer to McCabe “so that he can reach the needed length of service” for his pension.

Pocan said, “”My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security. Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”

The job offers have been mocked by Republicans.

Federal employer lawyers said that it would be tricky for McCabe to make this work.

Joanna Friedman, a partner at the Federal Practice Group in Washington who focuses on federal employment law explained that McCabe would have to be hired into a law enforcement officer position to keep his eligibility.

Friedman said, “I think it would be very difficult for a congressional member to hire him into the correct job series. I don’t really see how they have the authority or jurisdiction to put someone into a position like that.”

Friedman did say that there’s nothing to prevent a lawmaker in Congress from hiring McCabe just because Sessions fired him.

She said, “If someone wants to hire him, there’s nothing that stops it.”

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